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Dr Mark Peter Wright

Profession
Acting Course Leader BA (Hons) Sounds Arts, Associate Lecturer MA Sound Arts
College
London College of Communication
Person Type
Staff
Mark Peter Wright

Biography

Dr. Mark Peter Wright is the Acting Course Leader for BA (Hons) Sound Arts and an Associate Lecturer on the MA Sound Arts at London College of Communication, where he is also a member of CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice).

As an artist and researcher, Mark investigates the political ecology of sound and listening. His practice explores ongoing questions that include: how does environmental sound convey complex geopolitical meaning? How can technology and media be practiced with an eco-critical sensitivity and how might listening operate beyond the human?

Mark has significant teaching experience that includes designing and leading lectures, workshops and seminars. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and supervises projects across undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees. He has delivered extensive public events for organisations and institutes in the UK and abroad.

Public conference speaking includes presentations at Harvard University (USA), University of Copenhagen (DK), Critical Media Lab (CH), University of Stavanger (NO) and Wellcome Collection (UK). Peer reviewed articles include writing for Interference Journal, Leonardo Music Journal, Evental Aesthetics Journal, Sensate Journal and the Journal of Sonic Studies.

As a practitioner, Mark has exhibited and performed widely in solo and group exhibitions at IMT Gallery, Platform A, MIMA, New York Public Library, The Showroom, Museum of Contemporary Art Rome, Café Oto, Catalyst Arts, GV Art, Royal Academy of the Arts, TATE and Trinity House Square Dublin.

In addition to his own practice-based research, Mark collaborates extensively. With Helena Hunter he works under the name Matterlurgy, combining art, science and technology projects across exhibition, performance and experimental co-labs. With Prof. Salomé Voegelin he co-convenes Points of Listening, a series of public events exploring listening and sound-making as a collaborative and artful form of pedagogy. With Prof. Angus Carlyle he works on projects and performances that explore the relations of listening and recording, nature and aesthetics, site and studio.

Mark’s practice has been recognised across various awards including being named the British Composer of the Year in Sonic Arts. For his teaching, Mark received the Outstanding Postgraduate Supervisor Award, UAL in 2021.

Related area

View the MA Sound Arts course page

View the BA (Hons) Sound Arts course page

Links

Website: /markpeterwright.net/

Twitter: /markpeterwright